Wrapped up at the Mason-Dixon Knife Show. Met some nice people from iforgeiron.com, got to talk with +Wayne Masnick from g+ for a bit and of course some other knife makers like Rudy Dean of Harrisonburg, Virginia – just to name the first who comes to mind. One of Bill Moran’s unfinished knives was cool to get to hold in hand and examine. Bill is a legend in American bladesmithing and while I’ve held a few of his knives over the years, as a bladesmith being able to really take a close look at a piece Bill didnt get to complete was enlightening because I could see some of the same imperfections I’ve seen in my own unfinished blades and it just makes me smile to know that while our styles are different our path of creation is so similar. Only disappointment was that Herb Derr wasnt able to make it today and I really wanted to talk with him, its been far too many years. I digress. Anyway, it was great meeting everyone today and I hope to speak with you all again! I’m going to work on updating my inventory tonight and tomorrow night and with any luck everything should be online by Monday.
I just got confirmation that I will have a table at the Mason-Dixon Knife show on Saturday the 25th! The show is at the Best Western Grand Venice Hotel in Hagerstown, Md. 8 am to 4 pm.
I had a lot of fun this past weekend at the Eastern Pennsylvania Knife Collectors Association 2015 show. Aside from meeting some great customers I got to chew the fat, swap stories and tricks with knife makers Greg Dash, Jim Siska, Adam Fink and Bill Odor. Made a few dealer contacts as well and perhaps I’ll get some exposure through shows I cant attend through them. This weekend was really about networking more than it was about filling my wallet and I have to say that each knife maker, dealer and customer I had the opportunity to talk with brought something new to my table. Thanks again to everyone, truly loved the show!
This was the first actual knife show I’ve shown my work at and being awarded Best in Show was a true surprise and honour. It’s awesome to be recognized by your peers and customers alike for what you do.
I’ll be updating the website this evening with new products but in the meantime I’ve returned the store online. There is a small chance I may put a table at the Mason-Dixon Show this coming weekend for a day, need to make some phone calls and I’ll update the site with news when I know!